The Original Tracklisting Of Jay Z's 'Reasonable Doubt' Surfaces Online

20 January 2014, 13:39 | Updated: 20 January 2014, 13:40

This is what the album hailed as a hip hop classic could have looked like.

Viewed by most as a hip hop classic and even rated by its creator as his personal best, Jay Z's debut album 'Reasonable Doubt' is no doubt a staple of 90's music.

But the finished product, which was released nearly 18 years ago now, was quite different to what Jay Z originally had in mind. The album's art director/ designer has revealed to 2DopeBoyz a hand written image of the original tracklisting for the album.

Jay Z Reasonable doubt original tracklisting
















On it you'll find 17 tracks, as oppose to the 14 that made the final cut. Who knows what happened to the additional three, entitled 'The Hurt,' 'Tell Me' and 'Hot,' as they never made it onto another Jay album, or surfaced anywhere else for that matter.

When the album was released on June 25th 1996 it charted for 18 weeks on the US Billboard 200, peaking at number 23 – the album wasn't certified platinum until 2002. 

Find the final tracklisting for 'Reasonable Doubt' below:

 Can't Knock The Hustle feat. Mary J Blidge

Politics As Usual

Brooklyn's Finest feat. Notorious B.I.G

Dead Presidents II

Feelin' It feat. Mecca


22 Two's

Can I Live

Ain't No N**** feat Foxxy Brown

Friend Or Foe

Coming Of Age feat Memphis Bleek

Chasmere Thoughts

Brint It On feat Big Jaz and Sauce Money


Bonus Track:

Can't Knock The Hustle (Fools Paradise Remix feat. Melisa Morgan)